3:10 to Yuma
I'm not a fan of westerns (old-school or even Clint Eastwood-style), but, as far as westerns go, this one was well-made, even if I wasn't entirely enthralled. Both Christian Bale and Russell Crowe rocked it. Mr. Monkey really liked this flick, so this might be a good option to mollify your man.
No Country For Old Men
Javier Bardem is creeeeeeeepy to the max as a psychopathic murderous hitman. The movie is suspenseful, super gory, and not for the weak and queasy. The performances are excellent, even if the ending is huh?-inducing. Bardem is really something else in this film. Really.
Lars and the Real Girl
Sadly disappointing. I like Ryan Gosling, but this movie was so blah. It was not nearly as interesting as BBC's documentary series "Love Me, Love My Doll," which I watched several months ago. If you're interested, you can see a snippet here.
I realize the focus of Lars and the Real Girl is not the practice of loving a doll, but, rather, the care and support of family, friends, and neighbors when a person is having problems. I can't lie, though. I found the insightful BBC documentary regarding Real Dolls (open at your own risk -- not safe for work) far more intriguing. Lars was saptastic and irritating.